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Why do Some FTP Clients not Connect to IIS7 FTP Server?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server with II7. I have installed the FTP Server. I can connect to it fine with Dreamweaver CS5 on my Mac. I can connect to it fine with Cute FTP 7 Professional on a PC. I ...
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How do you install .net4 on a Server 2008 r2 machine through psremoting in powershell?

I need to write a script that installs .net 4 remotely using powershell to a group of Server 2008 R2 machines. I based my script off of http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/...
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Remote Desktop extremly slow, direct on the machine there are no issues

I'm copying a file from my Windows Home Server 2011 via Explorer (Network). Because it is so slow (1 MB/sec) I had a look on it via Remote Desktop. Working with it is extremly slow. Now I went to the ...
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changing DNS server search list unregisters dynamic DNS

Is there is a fix for this apparent bug? My computer is using a static IP address, but registers itself automatically with dynamic DNS. If I change the list of DNS servers configured (even just ...
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Copy-paste through RDP, file size limitation?

Is there a limitation how large files you can copy paste via RDP (Remote Desktop) in Windows? Is it possible to copy-paste e.g 4 GB files through RDP?
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GPO not applied to Windows 7 and higher

There are two domain controllers. The primary works on the Windows Server 2008 R2 and the secondary on Windows Server 2012. When I create a GPO on the primary controller, it is immediately copied to ...
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Dell vostro 3700 and windows server 2008 R2

I have a Dell vostro 3700 which had win7 on it. I installed windows server 2008 R2, but it does not recognise all hardware and as a result it operates at a very low screen resolution. How do I ...
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disable change status service windows

in my organization have a client / agent running as a service on the machines (servers and workstations), it is inventoried. some users are stopping the service, which way to remove the option to ...
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Invalid image file when adding install.wim to wds image

When trying to add the install.wim file from the Windows 10 iso to WDS install image, I get a error message. "Invalid Image file - The file does not contain a valid install image". The iso is ...
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Windows 2008 Firewall - How do I restrict HTTP inbound to specific IP?

My goal is to restrict all HTTP inbound requests to a specific IP addresses. I thought it would be a simple process - but I am not getting the result desired I have modified a predefined rule called ...
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Why won't Windows Server 2008 R2 detect my hard drive?

I'm attempting to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on a development machine but the Installer refuses to see the hard drive. I'm booting off of a USB thumb drive and the installer loads fine but after ...
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Showing two domain controller DC and GC on AD server, Need to remove old DC

I was abc AD server 2008 r2 with single domain controller on it and its working fine but due to issues in some roles on abc, I have create another xyz server and replicate with abc. Now I've remove ...
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Trouble scanning documents directly to a Server 2012 network share

We have a Ricoh Aficio SP 5210SF multifunction printer which is set up to send scanned documents to various network shares. Previously the printer was set up to send the scans to a user's folder on a ...
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Communicate with SQL Server 2008 R2 through Hyper-V

I have an SQL server configured with a Server in Hyper-V and I am trying to access the database through the Host computer. When I ping the SQL server (static IP) they communicate and vice versa. Then ...
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Windows 10 lan connection issues

I'm having a really weird issue on Windows 10. I've a scenarion, wich is: Windows 10 Computer + Windows 2008 Server (AD,DHCP,DNS). On the Windows 10 station, whenever i try to copy\paste an file from ...
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Sharing internet connection on multiple networks Windows Server 2008

I have a server running Windows 2008 R2 x64 with a total of three network cards: one on-board, one PCI, and one Wireless USB dongle (D-link DWA-140). The on-board card is connected to the internet, ...
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.NET deny anonymous access blocking domain user too

We have installed the same .net web app to a few of our servers but one of the server is blocking access for domain users despite only set to deny anonymous access. We used the following web.config to ...
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Windows 2012 Server R2 and 2008 Server R2 account name issue when event log is generated

Whenever any user logons onto the machine an event id 4624 event is generated in which in account name machine name is fetched. I am not able to find out exactly which user logons onto the machine ...
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Create popup asking for login reason

Currently when a user logs in, it sends an email to me and I have to ask why that user logged in. As you can already see the user sometimes feels the need not to reply. This is a requirement for the ...
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WMI performance monitors not available

On a Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter (Service Pack) I am trying to query the following counters, but getting the error 'Invalid Query' in wbemtest.exe Win32_PerfRawData_PerfOS_Memory ...
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Win 7 Remote Desktop and Remote Printing Not Working

We have 2 offices located in Sydney and Melbourne, and the colleagues use Remote Desktop from Melbourne office to a Windows Server 2008 R2 box in Sydney, and want to print out something to the printer ...
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Problems with FTP file access to VirtualBox guest running Windows 2008 Server R2 x64

I'm on OSX 10.11 and have a VirtualBox guest running Windows 2008 Server R2 x64 (with NAT networking) running IIS with FTP on port 21. My problem is: I can login to FTP from the host, but can't see ...
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Windows 7 won't connect to Windows Server 2008 R2 SMB Share

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that i recently reinstalled. I have it configured with a few file shares that I'm trying to connect to using a Windows 7 machine. The problem is that it won't ...
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How do I stop Remote Desktop from prompting for username and password twice

When I user remote desktop to connect to a Window 7 Professional computer (using win7 pro RDP) it first prompts me for my password: after successfully authenticating there, it connects to the ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Drag Drop Icons

This question is specifically for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2. Like so many other versions of windows, the default behavior is to render the largest icons possible during drag and drop. How do ...
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unable to run {Get-VM} on a windows 2008 server

I have the following :- 1.a scanning server which is windows 2012 R2. where I am running the following command to get all the vm inside remote hyper-v servers :- $vCenterServer = 'Server123';$...
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W3SVC Not available on server 2008 r2

I have try to multiple time reinstall IIS role on server but there is no W3SVC found in server. Another thing is hat, WAS service is also not available in services.msc.
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Generate duplicate Active directory on Server 2008 r2 [migrated]

Currently We are using window server 2008 r2 and installed Active directory on server, which working fine. Problem is that, Some of roles which are not working well(Can not install/uninstall roles), ...
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Move VMs from 2008 R2 cluster to a separate 2012 R2 cluster

I would like to ask for a recommendation on how to move approx. 99 VM's from a 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster, to a completely separate 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster. I assume the best option is to: 1) ...
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HP 500-164 Crashes and Reboots After Starting Hyper-V VM 15 Mins Earlier

I have been using my HP 500-164 desktop as a Hyper-V host since I bought it (sometime around the initial release of Windows 8) and it was working fine I ran Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Edition then about a ...
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unable to uninstall and install IIS and windows process activation roles on server 2008 r2

I am writing this question in superuser after the lots of search on internet, problem is that,I have install windows server 2008 r2 and successfully install AD and IIS. due to some of issue,I have try ...
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Stop task at point in time - Windows Server 2008

I want to run a program in a time window. Let's say it should start at 07:00 am and end at 08:00 pm. The program does not end itself. It runs continually. To do that I created a task in the task ...
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Can't ping Second Network adapter on windows server 2008

I have a Windows Server 2008 on VMware ESXi. The first Network adapter works fine, But, the Second Network adapter can't ping from external. The other computer is connected directly to Second network ...
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How can I get back to the normal task manager screen?

I'm using Windows Server 2008R2 on a machine. Suddenly the task manager switched to the screen below and I don't find a way to get back to the normal task amanger. How can I do that?
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can more than 2 users connect Remotely using Remote Desktop connection in Windows server 2008 R2

can more than 2 users connect at same time using Remote Desktop connection (RDC) in Windows server 2008? If yes, please guide me.
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Brand New HP Color LaserJet M452dn will not print out of box

I have a brand new Color LaserJet M452dn and I just plugged it in. Gave it a manual IP address. I can get to the homepage for the printer on the address. I can add the printer by IP address but when I ...
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How to block the DNS query on DNS server from Windows machine

We have windows 7 machine which was on domain(Windows 2008 server) but Now We have to remove the Windows server from network and we can't remove the domain from client machine. Setup the another DNS ...
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Power Shell script to delete the User profiles from the windows server 2008 r2 to local machine(Windows 7)

I tried the following script on a Windows Server 2008 R2 to delete the User Profiles on a Windows 7 client machine. PS C:\> get-content localcomputer-list.txt | get-userprofile | where {$_.LastUse ...
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Monitor filesystem and alert if there are X amounts of changes

we are looking for a script / tool that monitors our filesystems. It should send us an alert if there are X changes made in X amount of time. We are using Windows Server 2008. Example: On network ...
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Why continous I/O to c:\windows\system32\config\SOFTWARE.LOG1

Referring to for the original question, What is the purpose of config\Software.log but my question is rather WHY the continuous writing to that file. I have 6x Windows 2008R2 SP1 VMs, and they consume ...
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Possible reason for NETLOGON and subsequent DCOM errors

A customer of ours uses a system of virtual servers (vmware) on a single physical host as environment for a SCADA system. This system relies heavily on (virtual) network connections between these ...
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Getting system lacked sufficient buffer space or because a queue was full

My ASP.NET and SQL Server 2012 application is running on Windows Server 2008 R2. Suddenly, my internet on server stopped working and my application start throwing, An operation on a socket could not ...
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Chrome doesn't load pages when used as remote app using Remote Desktop

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server. I have set up Chrome as a remote app that people can launch via Remote Desktop. When I launch the remote app on my local machine (double-click the RDP file I ...
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Windows server 2012 r2 slow network drive speed

I setup a home server with Windows Server 2012 R2. I'm using it as a nas and am getting speeds of around 10mbps download and upload. Both the server and my clients are on ethernet which should be ...
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Service startet, but executet program not running proberly

I've created a Service on Windows Server 2008 R2, wich simply executes an exe. Startup type: Automatic Log on as: This account(a network account) When I start the exe manually, all works fine. My ...
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0x1 issue in windows task scheduler

I am running a bat file which will delete the files or folders older than 14 days from the today's date , when i am testing it in local folders it is executing fine, but when i am trying to delete the ...
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Windows server 2008 R2 can ping internet but not browse

Good evening everyone. I have a windows 2008 R2 server that is a terminal server and it will ping internet IP's and DNS names but I cant browse to the site through IE or Chrome. What Ive tried is: ...
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How to navigate up a folder from My Documents in Explorer, not go back to Library folders

More often than not, when I go up a level from My Documents, I don't want to go back to the list of Library Folders, I want to go to the user folder that contains My Documents, Desktop, etc. How do I ...
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TightVNC Access to 1&1 server denied

I have a Windows 2008 server running at 1&1 provider (1und1). Server is inaccessible. It seems a windows update is the culprit. Hardware reset did not solve it. Customer support told me to ...
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Content within this application coming from the website below is being blocked by Internet Explorer

I was trying to update my Java 8 to current version on a machine with Windows Server 2008R2, as my browser prompts that it's outdated. However, I can't seem to get past IE, which complains about ...